Posts tagged "infant loss"

A Letter to My Twenty-Year-Old Self on My Fortieth Birthday

A Letter to My Twenty-Year-Old Self on My Fortieth Birthday
Dear 20-year-old me, Happy Birthday!  You are enjoying an unseasonably warm day in Evanston as you celebrate two decades of life.  I am writing to you from 20 years in your future, in the midst of what is the most severe winter in my (and your) existence.  On this, the eve of our fortieth birthday, I... Read more »

Post Adoption Depression Is a Scary B*tch. Don't Let Her Win.

I was sitting on the couch holding K.  She had been home with us for about six weeks.  One minute, we were just sitting there together, and all was quiet.  She was sleeping in my arms.  I glanced out the window of our 18th story condo, and I suddenly had this horrifying image of her... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective: Show Me Despair and Uncertainty

Adoption Retrospective: Show Me Despair and Uncertainty
It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I will be publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003. October 2003 K is waiting in foster care, and we are waiting back in Chicago.  Every few days, the social... Read more »
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Adoption Retrospective, Ten Years Later: Life is Pain, Highness

Adoption Retrospective, Ten Years Later: Life is Pain, Highness
It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I will be publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003. Please read the January, 2003 post , February, 2003 Post, and March, 2003 Post. It is April 26, 2003.  Andrew’s... Read more »

Where Passover Meets Tragedy: The Secret Pain for Some Jewish Families

I remember doing the Passover Seder with family and friends ever since I was a very young child.  Each year, when we reached the part in the Seder where we recited the ten plagues, I dutifully dipped a finger in my glass of grape juice and touched my plate ten times, one for each plague. ... Read more »

Adoption Retrospective Ten Years Later: Jan 2003 - Deciding to Adopt

It has been ten years since we began our adoption journey.  In honor of the passing of time, I will be publishing one post each month in 2013 that reflects on our lives in 2003. January 2003 Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with... Read more »
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